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Berean Group is seeking  an Enterprise Network Architect.

Location : Saint Louis, MO

Duration: Permanent

Note: US Citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time.



Principal Accountabilities:


         The primary goal of this position is to deliver an Enterprise Architecture that represents the most efficient and secure IT environment while meeting the business needs of the company. Delivered successfully, a solid Enterprise Architecture will allow both the Business and IT strategies to coexist effectively and enable/drive each other. For this reason effective Enterprise Architecture is regarded as one of the key means to enabling competitive advantage through information technology.


         Provide Infrastructure expertise and thought leadership throughout the organization with an emphasis on networking.

         The Global data network consists of multiple local/wide area networks, wireless, VOIP, VPN and enterprise data centers.

         Develop strategic and detailed technical roadmaps of the infrastructure environments and the associated technologies required to deliver these solutions on a global basis.

         Serve as the lead architect and engineer providing conceptual and detailed global solution designs that are scalable, flexible and secure.

         Research and test infrastructure technologies that will deliver value to the business while optimizing costs.

         Identify opportunities to leverage technology investments maximizing the overall benefit to the business

         Assist with identifying, developing and leading innovation initiatives. This will include researching new technologies and/or new applications of existing technologies that will deliver new capabilities to the business.

         Provide strategic guidance and governance relating to technology solutions that will enable the business to meet their safety, financial and strategic goals.

         Develop consistent, repeatable technology patterns that will be used by the engineering and operational groups to design and deploy supportable solutions that will minimize the total cost of ownership.


Facilitation of the Architecture Technology Governance Committee consisting of leadership and technical representation from:


1.            Network, Servers, Storage and Database teams

2.            Data Center, Helpdesk and Desktop Engineering teams

3.            Mobility and Security teams

4.            Application Development teams

5.            Business Analyst representatives (as appropriate)

6.            Quality Assurance


         Develop and Maintain the Architecture Technology reference model and associated architecture patterns that define the infrastructure and application technology standards.

         Support for growth and expansion of the Client?s  IT environment by providing a global perspective on the impact of the architecture on 24/7 operations, varying time zones, disparate operating environments and practices.

         Develop infrastructure and application strategies and standardized patterns that are dynamic and highly adaptable to the growing needs of the business with a focus on delivering the highest levels of reliability, capabilities and service while minimizing costs.

         Identification and evaluation of technology trends in concert with evaluation and analysis of vendor/manufacturer capabilities used to select a product which best meets the needs of the Company.

         Identification and evaluation of business trends in the energy industry including adequate consideration of the technology impacts and inclusion in strategy/planning activities.

         Establishing and driving programs and initiatives that support increasing the organization's capacity for innovation.

         Creation of long-term prioritization plans for shared architecture development across the organization that supports integrated products, without sacrificing short-term goals and needs.


Job Requirements:


         BA/BS in Computer Science, related technical discipline, or equivalent experience. Masters degree desired.

         5-10+ years individual technical achievement. Hands-on in software development and system architecture.

         Expert knowledge in LAN/CAN/WAN networks, Voice, Video and remote computing solutions utilizing Cisco networking hardware and software.

         Extensive MPLS knowledge utilizing multiple carriers is a must.

         Expert knowledge in designing secure, scalable and highly available data, voice and video networks on a global basis.

         Corporate and Mesh Wireless networking skills utilizing Cisco and Radiant solutions is preferred.

         Working knowledge of mining specific information technologies is preferred.

         Proven ability to drive enterprise architecture best practices broadly and deeply throughout a technical and engineering based organization, while able to articulate and convincingly influence decision-makers on technology trends.

         Strong business acumen, with experience in understanding and shaping technology investments in support of company strategy. Exposure to business theory, business process development, governance processes, management and budgeting.

         Practical experience designing an

         building enterprise and/or distributed systems with an emphasis on networking.

         Strong working knowledge of VMware virtualization technologies is preferred.

         Must demonstrate experience in the techniques used to build highly scalable, economically feasible and high-performing systems and networks.

         Expertise in optimizing the integration of multiple technologies to include: OS (Windows/.Net, Unix/AIX), Relational Technology (SQL Server/Oracle), Enterprise Applications (SAP, SharePoint), Network (WAN, LAN, Internal and External internet)

         Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills around collaboration, facilitation, and negotiation skills.

         Innovative thinker with excellent analysis, design and communication skills.

         Travel as necessary